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Council tells residents: help yourselves

TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL has urged residents to use the New Year to make a fresh start and give up smoking and curb their drinking of alcohol.

Labour’s John Biggs promoted the stance by warning residents to pull their socks up now the New Year is here, saying, “Whilst the holidays are a time to let go and enjoy ourselves, there is a wide variety of free local services that can help you achieve your New Year goals. Whatever your resolution is, you are more likely to succeed with support so have a chat with your pharmacist or GP at any time.”

It is welcome to see that John Biggs does recognise the value of the smoking cessation support service by suggesting that everyone considering stopping smoking should use it. His advice comes after last year’s consultation on public health spending, when he proposed cutting back the funding of smoking cessation support services, reducing the number of people who could use the service.

Smoking cessation support is available at the following places during the coming weeks.

Tuesday, 10th, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Smokers’ Clinic, 2 Stayner’s Road E1 4AH
Tuesday, 10th, 1pm-2pm
St Stephen’s Health Centre, Bow Community Hall, William Place E3 5ED
Tuesday,10th, 17th  + then ongoing, 10am-1:30pm
Drop In Clinic, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road E1 1BB
Thursday, 12th + then ongoing, 11am-1:30pm
Roman Road Idea Store, Gladstone Place, 1 Roman Rd, E3 5ES
Thursday, 12th, 1pm-3pm
Bromley By Bow GP Surgery, St Leonards Street, E3 3BT
Monday, 16th, 1pm-2pm
Wapping Group Practice, Wapping Health Centre, 22 Wapping Lane E1W 2RL
Wednesday, 18th, 10am-11am
St Andrews Health Centre, 2 Hannaford Walk E3 3FF
Thursday, 19th, 6pm-7pm
The Barkantine Practice, 121 Westferry Road E14 8JH
Tuesday, 24th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Chrisp Street Health Centre, 100 Chrisp Street E14 6PG
Friday, 3rd February, 1pm-2pm
Smokers’ Clinic, 2 Stayner’s Road E1 4AH

For further information on local stop smoking services go to: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/stopsmoking
To find out more about Dry January (not drinking alcohol during January), go to:


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